Fatboy Slim a Skrillex fan

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This article is from 2012.

Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim

DJ and record producer Fatboy Slim is a huge fan of dubstep musician and DJ Skrillex.

Fatboy Slim is a huge Skrillex fan.

The DJ and record producer - one of the biggest UK stars of the 90s, famed for popularising the Big Beat genre - loves the controversial producer, even though he doesn't like the dubstep music he plays.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Skrillex I am a big fan of, I don't actually like dubstep, and I didn't know I could dance to dubstep until I played with Skrillex. He is a proper DJ's DJ. Other DJs love watching him.

"He's pushing buttons, but he's pushing lots of buttons and all at the same time. I'm a big fan, I just hope that, because he is so prodigiously talented, he can see further than dubstep. Because the good ship dubstep will start floundering soon, and I hope he knows when to stop, just like I knew when to get off the good ship Big Beat."

Fatboy - real name Norman Cook - also defended modern DJs who have recently been labelled mere "button pushers" by dance music producer deadmau5, saying technical ability has little to do with entertaining a crowd.

Speaking at the Silver Clef awards in London, he added: "I think it's increasingly easy with technology to just press buttons, but it's still knowing which buttons to press at the right time. I personally still like to DJ with CDJs. DJing has always been more about playing the right tune at the right moment rather than whether or not you or a computer has mixed it."

This article is from 2012.

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